Africa

South Africa introduces new carbon tax to fight climate change

Industry experts warn, in a country with a high unemployment rate, carbon taxes are anti-growth, anti-jobs and anti-investment.

Crime

Why are troops on the streets of Cape Town?

Effectiveness of police under scrutiny as soldiers fan out across ten precincts of South African city.

Why are troops on the streets of Cape Town?

AJ Impact

Tanzania grants Chinese firms licences to build gold refineries

The move is part of a government effort to generate more revenue from Tanzania's mining industry.

Tanzania grants Chinese firms licences to build gold refineries

South Africa

Ramaphosa seeks review of 'flawed' watchdog report

Anti-corruption body has said the South African president misled parliament over campaign donation.

Ramaphosa seeks judicial review of corruption watchdog's charges

South Africa

Cape Town army deployment 'not a long-term solution'

Some living in 'murder hotspots' welcome move but others doubt it can ensure safety amid spiraling violent crime.

Cape Town army deployment 'not a long-term solution'

Africa

Ramaphosa 'misled' SA parliament about donation: Watchdog

Report by public protector on president comes as predecessor abandons testimony to commission probing graft allegations.

Ramaphosa 'misled' SA parliament about donation: Watchdog

South Africa

South African military deployed in Cape Town to help fight gangs

Soldiers to help the police 'restore law and maintain order' in gang-hit parts of the port city for three months.

South African military deployed in Cape Town to help fight gangs

Africa

Will Zuma testimony help South Africa's fight against corruption?

The former president is appearing before a high-profile commission of inquiry into corruption during his time in office.

Will Zuma testimony help South Africa's fight against corruption?

Arts & Culture

Johnny Clegg, South Africa's 'White Zulu', dies at 66

Clegg was one of the few white artists to openly confront South Africa's apartheid government in the 1970s and 1980s.

Johnny Clegg, South Africa's 'White Zulu', dies at 66

Africa

Can South Africa’s army solve Cape Town gang violence?

South Africa's government has sought to reassure people living in Cape Town over planned deployment of the army, saying it will be temporary.

South Africa

South Africa's Jacob Zuma tells inquiry he's victim of conspiracy

Ex-president tells corruption inquiry enemies seeking his removal subjected him to 'character assassination'.

Africa

Cape Town violence: Army deployed on streets 'temporarily'

South Africa's government takes aim at gang violence on the streets of Cape Town.

South Africa

Army to be deployed to quell violent crime in Cape Town

Military to assist police in gang-hit parts of the port city and Western Cape province for three months.

Army to be deployed to quell violent crime in Cape Town

Palestine

Nelson Mandela's grandson slams 'Israeli apartheid'

Zwelivelile Mandela says Israeli apartheid is the worst form of apartheid ever witnessed.

Nelson Mandela's grandson slams 'Israeli apartheid'

AJ Impact

Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa to head Naspers

Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa is well-respected by the very top of South Africa's business and political elite.

Naspers names first black woman as CEO